Cheserek might have been well behind the pros, but he still torched the track, running 8:39.15 to take down Gerry Lindgren's 49 year old mark of 8:40.0!
Manhattan NY - It is almost time for the 106th annual Millrose Games. Billed as the oldest Track and Field meet in the country, all those who are attending will be in for a treat. More Olympians than you have fingers and toes, the pro fields are stacked with top talent. The high school fields are just as stacked, with events starting at 3:30pm, running right past 10pm. Two notable prep names have even emerged among the professional ranks, as Mary Cain (Unattached) will race the professional mile, and Edward Cheserek (St. Benedict's Prep) is entered in the professional 2-mile. You'll have your chance to catch your favorite relays and races, but everyone knows Millrose is all about the mile. The prestigious Millrose Mile for prep athletes have garnered a reputation as the premiere event of the indoor season. And we have a quick breakdown of all the top seeds and favorites, both prep and pro. Check it out below!
Mary Cain crossed the line with a new HS Record of 4:28.25! Cheserek 8:39.15 HSR. Fast relays and much more from the Armory! (Photo by Don Rich)
MileSplit NY - Have you had time to catch your breath yet? We still are catching up on all the records broken last night, from Section, to High School, to American. And if one thing was clear, New York was ready to represent, retaking two National leading times, and lowering two more, in addition to a new nation leading high jump from Section 5 earlier in the day. Oh, and Mary Cain ran fast as well, breaking four total records in the width of under 5-minutes. First, she lowered her career best in the full mile to 4:28.25, which breaks the American High School record, as well as the US Junior record. Likewise, Cain took out the 1500m record en route, after she split 4:11.72, which also takes down both the 1500m Indoor High School and US Junior records as well. Shockingly, the split was very close to the Outdoor record Cain had set at 4:11.01 last year, before entering the tutelage of Alberto Salazar. Crazy to think what the junior may be capable of this spring, as she looks to have only one more Indoor meet left on the docket, out in Albuquerque.
Inika cleared 6-1.5 for the win at Millrose.
Mary Cain finished 2nd in the Women's mile with a blazing 4:28.25 clocking!
Sabrina won the mile with a ferocious kick with a time of 4:51.91.
Tim talks about the boys Pole Vault as part of the Millrose Games for the first time in history.
Talking about Sabrina Southerland and her win in the HS girls mile.
Malone won the Mile with a last lap kick in 4:12.62.
Elmont boys won the Long Island 4x400m relay with a US#1 time of 3:18.34.
Medgar Evers ran a US#1 time of 3:47.29 to win the PSAL 4x400m relay!
He'll shoot for win and sub-3:52 at the Millrose Games. (via Runner's World)
Tim Moses won the first ever HS Pole Vault competition at the Millrose Games with a leap of 15-6. He also had a good look at 16'.
Kellenberg boys won the 4x800m relay with a US#2 clocking of 7:48.37.
CBA set a Millrose Record with their winning time of 7:49.23.
Bernard Lagat controlled the race after the mile and pulled away from everyone with 400 to go on his way to the American Record.
Before making his NYRR Wanamaker Mile debut at last year’s Millrose Games, Matthew Centrowitz said that he’d been dreaming of the moment for years. “I’ve been wanting to participate in it since high school,” he told Ken Goe of The Oregonion. “I can’t believe the day is finally here.”
New Jesey legends will race against each other for the first time (via The Star-Ledger - NJ.com) (File Photo by Don Rich)
The Armory Foundation has released the qualifying procedures for the Larry Byrne Boys' and High School Girls' Miles to be contested at the Millrose Games on Feb. 16, 2013. Take a look and plot your strategies. (via Armory Track)
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